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    Sweet little report on the Ganeshotsava event from our own IKS writer Yamuna Kuberappa:

    2016 Gowri-Ganesha Habba Celebrations in Ireland:

    Irish Kannadigara Sangha (IKS) celebrated Gowri-Ganesh habba for the 11th consecutive time on 10th September 2016 at Lucan Sarsfields GAA club, Dublin. Ireland. In the true spirit of the sangha, this event was organised by and for the members of the kannadigara sangha, which was a perfect community effort to greet, meet and celebrate with authentic festival ambiance.

    The Ganesha idol which travelled all the way from namma Karnataka to Dublin (without any passport or visa though!!), was perfectly placed on a traditional lotus mantapa beautifully and elegantly created and decorated by IKS members and the colourful rangoli around this mantapa enhanced the festival atmosphere. The event begun with traditional mantra’s recited by Sri Muthu Kumara Swamy Ranganathan, our priest from Irish Vinayaka Temple, Dublin. Following ganesha prathistapana, archana and a short story about Ganesha, an arathi was performed to conclude the pooja. More than 21 varieties of sweets were offered to Ganesha. The event was attended by over hundred and fifty IKS members in traditional and ethnic costumes, who seeked the blessings of lord Ganesha. Over fifty varieties of traditional food was prepared by the IKS members, which was fully relished to satisfaction by every IKS member. Post lunch IKS members were entertained by our own Dublin Gurus with very lively and mesmerising sandalwood music. The event concluded with a small procession towards a nearby river for the visarjane of the Gowri-Ganesha idol.

    Click here for Ganesha Visarjane Video

    IKS has been actively involving in organising the events all year around giving an opportunity to meet and greet and also trying to keep a traditional atmosphere of Karnataka in Ireland. A big thanks to all volunteers involved in organising the event.


    Feedback from the devotees:

    It was great, we thoroughly enjoyed it. parents enjoyed it as well

    Loved it!!.. We could it make it even more entertaining by having housie games , simple quiz etc .. With out being competitive in nature. Also can include " nagey hani" king of funny breaks..

    It was amazing ...

    The event was very well organised and we had a wonderful time with all Kannadigaru. We understand the pain and the volume of work you guys do back of this event, but you all have done an excellent coordination throughout the event with all smiles, respect and kindness. Thank you for organising this event and for all your efforts on our behalf, and that of many others. Looking forward to seeing you guys again in Kannada Habba 2016.

    Very nicely organised event. Love to see more such events which brings us all together.

    Thanks to all the volunteers and the IKS committee for the great work! Amazing very well arranged, keep up yhe good work.

    Organizing committee is doing a great job, but you folks may be spending high amount from your pocket. It is our event and all can share.

    Kindly keep dj or music where everybody can enjoy with and also few games or activities where audience can also be a part of event !!

    Looking forward to eating some delicious tasty food (like last year, Kannada Habba) again soon......;)

    Organising external catering would help many as they don't feel compromised for not contributing to potluck.

    It would be great if ask ppl to enter their email and contact details while entering the venue. This would help you to keep a track of exact number of ppl attending the event. Also i can take initiative of sending them mails /newsletter about our events and happening details. I know we are doing this in facebook but some would be inactive in facebook and this helps to grab attention of such crowd. Let me know if this make sense :)


    "Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
    Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarvakaryeshhu Sarvada"

    Ganeshotsava 2016

    Irish Kannadigara Sangha are celebrating their 11th year of Ganesha Habba in Dublin, Ireland.
    "Ganeshotsava 2016" will be celebrated on Saturday 5th September 2016 at Lucan Sarsfield GAA Club, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Dublin

    IKS team cordially invite you along with your family and friends for this special event.

    Click here for directions to the Puje Hall

    Event details:
    Puje Preparation:
    10 am: Doors open
    10.15am: Volunteers arrival
    10.30am: Decoration Team arrival
    11.15am: Preparation for puje
    11.20am: IVT Priest arrival
    11.30am: South Indian style Puje from IVT Priest
    1.30pm: Mangalarathi and Prasada

    1.45pm: Lunch - Home made delicious South Indian Vegetarian food - Potluck

    Cultural activities:
    3pm: Kids time
    3.30pm: Dublin Gurus - Ganesha Habba Special Musical show
    4pm: Ganesha Visarjane
    5pm: Special Surprise Welcome event for Kannada Students in Dublin

    See you all on Saturday 10th September.

    Jai Ganesha...

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